Game Capture Review

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Why Video Game Capture?

If you are looking for a way to capture and create movies of your favorite games to upload and share with others, we have your solution. Video game capture hardware provides you with a simple way to capture your gaming experience without interfering with your actual play. With game recording devices you can start and stop your recording with the click of a button, edit and convert the file as desired and upload it to YouTube, Facebook or WeGame in one easy step. Game recording lets you create high-quality videos you can use to teach with, brag with or simply entertain with.

Game Capture: What to Look For

There are a number of reasons that gamers want to capture and share their gaming experiences. Our goal is to help you get what you expect from your game capture choice. Through our side-by-side comparison and product reviews, we laid out the features, tools and resources that each game recording option can provide you with. There are a few key elements you can’t go without when looking for video game capture hardware. These key elements include the ability to record audio and video footage of any game in real time. In addition, many game capture choices will also provide you with a variety of features and tools that are not necessary to capturing and sharing your video games but are instead fun extras that give you the opportunity to be creative and personalize your creation with editing tools such as callouts.

We created four categories that encompass the abilities of game recording. These categories are given a weight based on importance, and each product is ranked accordingly. Through our research we found that Roxio Game Capture, AVerTV USB HD DVR and Hauppauge HD Personal Video Recorder offer the abilities and reliability gamers want when capturing their games. You can also read more about game recording through TopTenREVIEWS learning center, complete with articles on video game capture.

Recording Tools
The recording tools are what make your video game capture possible. The recording tools include the application’s recording abilities such as real-time recording, file size, game console sources and microphone recording. Recording tools also encompass a hotkey that starts and stops the game capture, the ability to save a frame as a photo file and direct uploading abilities to the internet.

Editing Tools
We looked for editing tools that will allow gamers to cut, splice and focus attention in their gaming footage. We also took into consideration other editing tools offered in video game capture, such as callouts, zooming, text titles, motion effects, voice over commentary and split or the ability to split or join audio and video files.

Help & Support
Help and support resources offered by the manufacturer of each application are discussed in this section of the reviews. We test out each company's support resources to see how effectively they help their customers. Manuals, tutorials, frequently asked questions, customer service and technical support are all resources that we reviewed and ranked according to how helpful they proved to be.

Ease of Use
An important aspect of any game capture application is its ease of use. What good is a feature-rich application if you can't figure out how to use it? The design and organization of an application will either empower you or hold you back. We searched for a clean design that provides the right tools and features but is easy to use and simple to understand.

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10-9  Excellent
8-6    Good
5-4    Average
3-2    Poor
1-0    Bad
Roxio Game Capture HD Pro Hauppauge HD Personal Video Recorder Elgato Video Capture Device
Roxio Game Capture HD Pro Hauppauge HD Personal Video Recorder Elgato Video Capture Device
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Recording Tools
Records in Real Time
Records Audio
Records Audio From A Microphone
  
Records From Xbox 360
Records From PS3
Hot Key Recording Button
  
Save Video File As AVI
  
Save Video File As WMV
 
Save Video File As MP4
Save Video File As MOV
 
Save Video File As DIVX
  
Direct Upload Online
 
Save Frame As An Image
  
Editing Tools
Cut
Splice
  
Focus Attention
  
Zoom
  
Add Voice Over Commentary
  
Compatible With MP3 Audio Files
  
Compatible With WMA Audio Files
  
Compatible With OGG Audio Files
  
Compatible With WAV Audio Files
  
Split Audio & Video Files
 
Join Audio & Video Files
 
Add Effects & Filters
  
Transitions
  
Title Templates
 
Add Text, Titles, Scrolling Edits
  
Motion Objects
  
Green Screen Editing
  
Motion Effects
  
Timeline
  
Storyboard
  
Draw On Video (Rotoscoping)
  
Help & Support
Phone Support
Email Support
Knowledgebase/FAQs
Free Updates
Manual
 
Tutorials
User Forums
 
OS Compatibility
Windows 8
Windows 7
Windows Vista
 
Windows XP
 
Mac OSX